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Wakatipu Grill

79 Peninsula Road, Kelvin Heights, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9300
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Opening Information

Breakfast



Monday - Friday:
Saturday - Sunday: 06:00 am - 10:30 am
06:00 am - 11:00 am


Dinner



Monday - Sunday:
Bar:
Kitchen: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
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About Wakatipu Grill

Our Signature lakeside restaurant, the Wakatipu Grill, at the Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa reflects the best of New Zealand's culinary heritage. The cuisine is inspiring with provocative takes on New Zealand flavors. Vast windows, an open kitchen and rotisserie, along with two circular slate fireplaces lend even more drama to this magnificent space. In the bar, be tempted by yet another captivating perspective of the lake, or an exceptional vintage - the 1000-strong wine cellar has a keen focus on Otago's best winemakers. Linger on the generous terrace where the elements combine to spectacular effect: the lake's indigo depths, the clear air and a decadent outdoor fire pit.

High Tea is served every Sunday 13.00 - 15.00

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 04 October 2018

The restaurant manager, Mr. Matt was very kind and friendly in helping me to plan a surprise for my partner. Their Braeburn Apple desserts is definitely of award-winning quality and a MUST TRY ! Our waiter, Mr. Iran was very helpful and attentive as well and he makes good drinks too! Kudos to the team of Wakatipu Grill and a million thanks for being so generous in celebrating my partner's birthday.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Great food served with originality in flavours and presentation.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Was disappointed that I couldn't get a booking on my birthday but we got one the next day and dinner was lovely, great staff and fabulous food :-)

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Excellent and attentive service. Thanks

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Visited On Thursday, 20 September 2018

We had a awesome evening at the Grill, first impressions count & we where not disappointed:) we felt very special from start to finish. Megan our waitress was lovely & extreamly professional ( it must be a English theme) Thankyou & we will definitely be back. Arrowtown local NZ

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

Beautiful spot. The rib eye I had was amazing Great service

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

A hugel thanks to Matt, Megan and the team for making an already special night even more amazing! Highly recommend! Cheers. Mitch + Rochelle

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

My Fiancé and I had our engagement celebration at Wakatipu Grill. It was our first time here. Staff offered exceptional service especially the lovely blonde lady from Melbourne. Very impressive service. Our meals were great too. Chefs had a lovely ‘congratulations’ message on our dessert plate which was very nice. We would definitely recommend Wakatipu Grill to family and friends. By far, the greatest restaurant we’ve been to. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 August 2018

10/10

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Our waiter Iran was amazing. He made the night for us...interactive and knowledgeable. Food and wine was awesime

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Great service and food

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Visited On Monday, 23 July 2018

Absolutely amazing service. The chefs are unreal as is the food and venue. But our night was made with the hospitality of you staff tonight. Our waiter, cocktail bartender and matridee were 10/10. We've been to many restaurants and bars during our Queenstown trip, very high end to pubs and the service here just Meyers from our hotel room has been a highlight.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Merci pour l'inoubliable dîner d'anniversaire. La cuisine est délicieuse et très bien présentée. Le personnel est très à l'écoute et professionnel. Merci à Monsieur Danneau pour l'accueil impeccable. Je recommande l'expérience sans hésiter. Encore merci à toute l'équipe du Wakatipu Grill.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Beautiful setting, great food, lovely ambiance and wonderful service. We can't wait to go back. Thank you for a lovely dinning experience. Our out of town friends were totally 'wowed'.....and that pinot pit is divine!!

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Visited On Thursday, 05 July 2018

Fantastic service, lovely food, nice atmosphere. We both really enjoyed our time in the restaurant; thanks.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Deliciously satisfying food served in a relaxed atmosphere. The desserts were a feast for the eyes.

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Visited On Monday, 02 July 2018

Thanks for a lovely night great food and great service. My wife’s birthday and received a glass of champagne each. Thank you so much

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

The food was amazing, and whilst there was a bit of a delay, the complimentary drinks were very much appreciated and the staff were great in keeping us updated throughout the evening.

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

Beautiful meals and desserts! Complimentary entrees and dessert tasters from the chef were a nice touch. Beautiful experience! Couldn’t have been better. Will certainly be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 June 2018

Superb as usual

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

Great GF options, Great staff, beautiful setting. Even received complimentary bubbles for the birthday :-) We will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Promt, friendly service and amazing food. Chef gave us a free sample entree which was delicious and so were our mains.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Anushka provided great service. The lamb main in particular was spectacular. Desserts were also unique and yummy!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 March 2018

Hi, as a local I have eaten here several times and never been disappointed until yesterday. Booked the High tea as a treat for myself and my mother and discussed on the phone (in a very apologetic way) that I was gf and df. Believe me, I don't want to have to eat this way but I do and have had many wonderful high teas before at creative places. The guy on the phone said they would accommodate it however on arrival there was no record of my dietaries at all and nothing prepared. Ended up with a couple of nice gf finger sandwiches, a piece of dry cake and what seemed to be fruit from the morning's breakfast buffet. Mum's actual high tea was pretty good but she was upset mine was so poor so wasn't a great experience. Plus I was charged full price after that (very glad I had my locals card). Have always been an advocate for the Wakatipu Grill but this was very disappointing, though credit to the waitress who clearly did her best. I know gf df is difficult and am genuinely embarrassed to have to eat this way, but that was a really poor effort from the Hilton. Beautiful setting though, as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 March 2018

We had a wonderful meal and service was excellent. The view from the restaurant is great.

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